The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Dr Sophia Connell in the gardens at Newnham

Philosopher commended for ‘exemplary’ teaching

Philosopher Dr Sophia Connell, Newnham Fellow, has been commended for her ‘exemplary and tremendous’ teaching. Dr Connell, pictured, has been named as one of the recipients of a Pilkington Teaching Prize in recognition of…

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Dr Emma Mawdsley in the gardens at Newnham

Newnham Fellow awarded prestigious teaching prize

A Newnham Fellow has been awarded a prize which recognises outstanding and pioneering teaching. Dr Emma Mawdsley, Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Geography, is set to receive a Pilkington Teaching Prize…

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Dr Helen Firth in the gardens at Newnham

Newnham Fellow delivers inaugural Lady Estelle Wolfson lecture

The Royal College of Physicians’ first lecture in Translational Medicine was delivered by Newnham Fellow, Dr Helen Firth, last night. Dr Firth was chosen by an RCP panel to give the inaugural Lady Estelle…

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Dr Catherine Seville

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Catherine Seville

Dr Catherine Seville MA, BMus, LLM, PhD Fellow and Director of Studies, Reader in Law 1963-2016 It is with great sadness I announce that Dr Catherine Seville died suddenly at home. Catherine was an…

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Artist Sinta Tantra in the corridor at Newnham

Art project inspired by history of Newnham unveiled

An art project inspired by the history of Newnham College has been unveiled. Award-winning artist Sinta Tantra was commissioned by the women’s college to create an installation stretching the length of the historic red…

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A stunning view of Yates Thompson

Google Street View captures 360-degree footage of Newnham

Google Street View came to the University of Cambridge last summer to record footage of Newnham’s spectacular library, stunning gardens and Clough Hall, our impressive formal dining hall. The behind-the-scenes shots provide 360-degree views…

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Photograph of Professor Beglan Birand Togrol

Death of Professor Beglan Birand Togrol, Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow Professor Beglan Birand Togrol, pictured, passed away on 19 January 2016 in Istanbul after a heart ailment. She was born on March 1st 1927 in Istanbul and earned bachelor degrees in English…

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Watercolour image of proposed plan

Planning application submitted to seek permission to replace ‘outdated’ student accommodation

Newnham College has submitted a planning application to Cambridge City Council to seek permission to replace ‘outdated’ student accommodation with new student facilities. The College has requested approval to demolish Strachey, an existing outdated…

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Photograph of Professor Linda M McDowell

Newnhamites featured in New Year Honours List

Newnham is delighted to announce that the following Newnhamites were named as receiving awards in the New Year Honours List 2016: Professor Henrietta L Moore (NC 1979) FRSA was appointed DBE for services to…

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Photograph of Patsy Glazebrook

College nurse awarded British Empire Medal in Queen’s New Year Honours

Newnham’s College nurse has been awarded a British Empire Medal on the New Year Honours list. Patsy Glazebook is vice president of the Sick Children’s Trust, which opened Acorn House at Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge…

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